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Female Runner

Return To Run: considerations for the female runner

I am fresh off debuting my new Treating and Training the Female Runner course in the UK. I was grateful and honored to be hosted by Emma Brockwell** (aka @physiomumuk, co-founder of @pelvicroar and co-author of the recently published Return to Running Postnatal Guidelines). Folks came from all over the World-Ireland, Scotland, Bulgaria, Iceland, Finland,...

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Diastasis research

Can we talk about diastasis research?

Dear Diastasis Community-Can we talk about diastasis research?  Recently, I returned to school to pursue my DPT (a clinical doctorate in physical therapy). My middle schooler and high schooler have assured me that it can’t possibly be as hard as what they are studying, so I am not allowed any whining. Which sucks because Pharmacology...

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It depends!

Quick Question! How Should I Breathe When I Squat?

Dear Julie, quick question! How should I breathe when I squat? A lot of my inquiries start this way. Quick questions don’t always have quick answers. Nor should they. Formula seekers….beware….this post is likely not for you. In any learning endeavor, we must understand basics first, lay a foundation. This gives us a language and...

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Diastasis gap

How bad is my diastasis?

In a recent blog, we discussed a normal diastasis gap, a naturally occurring separation necessary for the function of the abdominal wall. Growing in our understanding of what is normal or natural before having children, can help us establish more appropriate rehabilitation and fitness expectations, programs and goals for pregnancy and pregnancy recovery (please read this...

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Normal Diastasis

What is a normal diastasis?

What is a normal diastasis? One of my favorite things to do clinically is to reassure women that they don’t have a ‘diastasis’. And yes, I just used air quotes (written air quotes, but…not to be sarcastic, instead to ease women’s minds). I love telling them that yes, you have a gap, technically a ‘diastasis’....

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